Rentvesting – Millennials can still enter the property market without sacrificing their your current lifestyle

As property prices continue to rise, purchasing in a centrally-located or sought-after area is out of reach for the average working millennial. Instead, many are opting to rent rather than buy as it means not having to compromise their inner city or beachside lifestyle. But for those who are still eager to enter the market, […]

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Property Market Update – Where to buy in 2016?

By CORE Property Advisory (CORE). Property Market Update – Where to buy in 2016? CORE maintains an active footprint across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and applies its market research for the benefit of clients looking to build stronger, more diversified and higher-performing property portfolios. Jason Isherwood, Director, CORE, comments: “After many years of lacklustre […]

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The Australian housing market starting to cool (in parts)

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Introduction A pick-up in the housing sector was a necessary part of the adjustment in the Australian economy following the end of the mining boom. The RBA started cutting interest rates in 2011, home buyers returned, home prices rose and this has […]

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When did you last think about your mortgage?

We are generally apathetic about our mortgage – what is the current interest rate, are there any fees and what, if any, benefits are available. However, we would always recommend being more active and in particular understand the strategies that could help you pay off your home loan sooner. If you have built up some […]

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Family Guarantee

You don’t have to be blind Freddie to know that getting into the property market, and in particular in Sydney, is becoming increasing difficult for our children. The prices seem to rise much faster than their saving for a deposit capability. However, there is a solution that Ken & Carole in our lending team have […]

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Property Market update for 2015

2014 certainly proved to be a very active and interesting year for the Sydney residential property market. There were highs, lows and everything in between. This brief report will aim to highlight some of the main observations from 2014 and what we may expect in 2015. At present the median price for a detached Sydney […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – December 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter It seems like a short time ago we were writing last year’s Christmas Newsletter and here we are again. It has been another great year for CA, made extra rewarding by the knowledge that we’ve made a positive difference in the lives of our wonderful clients. Thank you yet again […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – September 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter In this quarter’s newsletter we focus on important changes to deeming rules that may affect retirees eligibility to claim social security benefits. While this change applies to a specific demographic, we feel it’s important to communicate widely as we have found that many of our clients have parents or friends […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – March 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter We hope that 2014 is off to a great start for you.  The year has begun on a very positive note at CA – we have a new member in our growing mortgage broking area as well as a new Account Manager in our Corporate Super area. As always, we […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – December 2013

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter Our last newsletter for the year – and what a year it has been!  CA’s 30th anniversary was cause for much celebration and reflection. It gives us a great sense of satisfaction to see how many of our long-term clients have reached their goals and are now in a position […]

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